About Royal Copenhagen:
The Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory, which later became Royal Copenhagen, was founded as the result of experiments by pharmacist Frantz Heinrich Müller (1738-1820), an expert chemist who created hard porcelain made from quartz, kaolin, and feldspar.
Queen Dowager Juliane Marie and her son Frederik, heir to the throne, became partners with Müller in 1775. For almost a century, the Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory was run by the royal family. In 1868, it became a private company but retained its name and the privilege of flying the royal swallow-tailed flag. For more than 200 years, Royal Copenhagen has supplied modern homes with functional artware and, today, still creates fine, hand-painted porcelain manufactured by ancient methods.